Robert Parker 95
The 2019 Barolo opens to a lean appearance with a very vibrant Nebbiolo color that shines with dark ruby highlights. There is dried cherry and candied fruit aromas on the bouquet. Those fruit layers cede to light spice, lilac and campfire ash. The beauty in this wine is the extreme balance achieved in this classic vintage. It delivers on all levels: intensity, length and joy. The fruit represents a blend of four MGS sites: Bricco Chiesa and Capalot in La Morra, Fiasco in Castiglione Falletto and Monvigliero in Verduno. Production is an ample 32,000 bottles.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2042
Kerin O’Keefe 93
Ripe berry, star anise, menthol and a whiff of coconut form the nose. Elegant and focused, the linear palate is still rather austere, offering red cherry, white pepper and black tea alongside taut, fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it energized. Drink after 2029.
The 2019 Barolo is a gorgeous wine and also a terrific introduction to this range. Medium in body, with captivating inner perfume, the 2019 is sensual and inviting right out of the gate. Crushed flowers, spice, lavender and rose petal appear later, adding layers of nuance. All the elements are impeccably balanced throughout. What a total delight this is.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2034